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The French Navy Ship Insere and the Statue of Liberty

Today’s “Google Doodle,” the changing graphic that appears at the top of the Google search page, is a whimsical memorial to the arrival of the Statue of Liberty in New York. “Google is celebrating America’s most famous gift from France … Continue reading

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Superstorm Sandy Reveals Shipwrecks and Shuts Down the Statue of Liberty

When Superstorm Sandy came ashore roughly two weeks ago, she uncovered at least two shipwrecks.  On Fire Island, New York, the storm washed away dunes east of Davis Park revealing the remains of a wooden ship believed to be a post-Civil War cargo … Continue reading

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Art on the Water – Umbrella Harvest Dome, Horseshoe Crab Reef and Burger King Crown

There have been several interesting art projects on and/or soon to be under the water around New York harbor.  Late last month a Harvest Dome built of discarded umbrellas was unexpectedly shipwrecked on Riker’s Island in New York’s East River.  A day … Continue reading

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Party in the Harbor for Lady Liberty & Liberty Enlightening the World Wide Web

Today is the 125th anniversary of the dedication of the Statue of Liberty.   The colossal neoclassical sculpture on Liberty Island in New York harbor was designed by Frédéric Bartholdi and dedicated on October 28, 1886 as a gift to America from … Continue reading

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